Pollution and the Struggle for the World Product: Multinational Corporations, Environment, and International Comparative Advantage

Pollution and the Struggle for the World Product: Multinational Corporations, Environment, and International Comparative Advantage

by H. Jeffrey Leonard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521027640

ISBN-13: 9780521027649

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Since the early 1970s, observers have noted that complying with environmental regulations might be a significant new factor in determining the locations of industries involved in world trade. Two related hypotheses have been offered to explain how environmental regulations are altering international comparative advantage in industrial production: first, that…  See more details below

Overview

Since the early 1970s, observers have noted that complying with environmental regulations might be a significant new factor in determining the locations of industries involved in world trade. Two related hypotheses have been offered to explain how environmental regulations are altering international comparative advantage in industrial production: first, that stringent regulations push industries out of the United States and other advanced industrial nations; second, that less developed countries compete to attract multinational industries by minimizing their own regulations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521027649
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; Preface; Introduction; 1. The dynamics of international trade and industrial location; 2. Industrial-development strategy and the role of multinational corporations; 3. Pollution and comparative advantage in industrial production; 4. Environmental regulations and the industrial-flight hypothesis; 5. Pollution and industrial strategy in four rapidly industrializing countries; 6. Bargaining for the right to pollute; 7. The politics of pollution and multinational corporations in rapidly industrializing countries; 8. Theoretical implications and policy recommendations; Index.

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